Monographs Details: Sassafras
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Dioecious; tep 6, persistent; stamens 9, the 3 inner each with a pair of stalked glands at the base; anthers introrse, 4-locular; pistillate fls with 6 short staminodia; pedicels apically expanded at maturity, forming, together with the persistent, accrescent perianth, a cup-like base below the fr; deciduous trees or shrubs. 2, the other Chinese.